Abstract

We report the first demonstration of high bit rate signal processing by a fiber-based photonic wire. We achieve 160Gb/s demultiplexing via four wave mixing in a 1.9μm diameter photonic wire tapered from As2S3 chalcogenide glass single mode fibre, with very low pump power requirements (< 20mW average power, 0.45W peak power), enabled by a very high nonlinearity (γ ~ 7850 W-1 km-1) and greatly reduced dispersion.

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2008

R. Salem, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, D. F. Geraghty, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, "Signal regeneration using low-power four-wave mixing on silicon chip," Nat. Photonics 2, 35-38 (2008).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Fu, M. D. Pelusi, E. C. Magi, V. G. Ta'eed, and B. J. Eggleton, "Broadband all-optical wavelength conversion of 40 Gbit/s signals in nonlinearity enhanced tapered chalcogenide fibre," Electron. Lett. 44, 44-45 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. S. Sanghera, C. M. Florea, L. B. Shaw, P. Pureza, V. Q. Nguyen, M. Bashkansky, Z. Dutton, and I. D. Aggarwal, "Non-linear properties of chalcogenide glasses and fibers," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 354, 462-467 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, "Nonlinear optics in photonic nanowires," Opt. Express 16, 1300-1320 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. I. Yeom, E. C. Mägi, M. R. E. Lamont, M. A. F. Roelens, L. B. Fu, and B. J. Eggleton, "Low-threshold supercontinuum generation in highly nonlinear chalcogenide nanowires," Opt. Lett. 33, 660-662 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007

2006

M. Scaffardi, F. Fresi, G. Meloni, A. Bogoni, L. Poti, N. Calabretta, and M. Guglielmucci, "Ultra-fast 160 : 10 Gbit/s time demultiplexing by four wave mixing in 1 m-long B2O3-based fiber," Opt. Commun. 268, 38-41 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. M. Monro and H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, "Progress in microstructured optical fibers," Annu. Rev. Mater. Res. 36, 467-495 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. R. Gattass, G. T. Svacha, L. M. Tong, and E. Mazur, "Supercontinuum generation in submicrometer diameter silica fibers," Opt. Express 14, 9408-9414 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. G. Ta'eed, L. B. Fu, M. Pelusi, M. Rochette, I. C. M. Littler, D. J. Moss, and B. J. Eggleton, "Error free all optical wavelength conversion in highly nonlinear As-Se chalcogenide glass fiber," Opt. Express 14, 10371-10376 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005

V. G. Ta'eed, M. Shokooh-Saremi, L. B. Fu, D. J. Moss, M. Rochette, I. C. M. Littler, B. J. Eggleton, Y. L. Ruan, and B. Luther-Davies, "Integrated all-optical pulse regenerator in chalcogenide waveguides," Opt. Lett. 30, 2900-2902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. J. Moss, L. Fu, I. Littler, and B. J. Eggleton, "Ultrafast all-optical modulation via two-photon absorption in silicon-insulator waveguides," Electron. Lett. 41, 320-321 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

2003

L. M. Tong, R. R. Gattass, J. B. Ashcom, S. L. He, J. Y. Lou, M. Y. Shen, I. Maxwell, and E. Mazur, "Subwavelength-diameter silica wires for low-loss optical wave guiding," Nature 426, 816-819 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. H. Lee, Z. Yusoff, W. Belardi, M. Ibsen, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, "A tunable WDM wavelength converter based on cross-phase modulation effects in normal dispersion holey fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 437-439 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001

B. E. Olsson and D. J. Blumenthal, "All-optical demultiplexing using fiber cross-phase modulation (XPM) and optical filtering," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 875-877 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000

B. E. Olsson, P. Ohlen, L. Rau, and D. J. Blumenthal, "A simple and robust 40-Gb/s wavelength converter using fiber cross-phase modulation and optical filtering," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 846-848 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1995

S. Kawanishi, H. Takara, T. Morioka, O. Kamatani, and M. Saruwatari, "200Gbit/s, 100km time-division-multiplexed optical-transmission using supercontinuum pulses with prescaled PLL timing extraction and all-optical demultiplexing," Electron. Lett. 31, 816-817 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1992

K. Inoue and H. Toba, "Wavelength conversion experiment using fiber 4-wave-mixing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 69-72 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Aggarwal, I. D.

J. S. Sanghera, C. M. Florea, L. B. Shaw, P. Pureza, V. Q. Nguyen, M. Bashkansky, Z. Dutton, and I. D. Aggarwal, "Non-linear properties of chalcogenide glasses and fibers," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 354, 462-467 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ashcom, J. B.

L. M. Tong, R. R. Gattass, J. B. Ashcom, S. L. He, J. Y. Lou, M. Y. Shen, I. Maxwell, and E. Mazur, "Subwavelength-diameter silica wires for low-loss optical wave guiding," Nature 426, 816-819 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baker, N. J.

Bashkansky, M.

J. S. Sanghera, C. M. Florea, L. B. Shaw, P. Pureza, V. Q. Nguyen, M. Bashkansky, Z. Dutton, and I. D. Aggarwal, "Non-linear properties of chalcogenide glasses and fibers," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 354, 462-467 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Belardi, W.

J. H. Lee, Z. Yusoff, W. Belardi, M. Ibsen, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, "A tunable WDM wavelength converter based on cross-phase modulation effects in normal dispersion holey fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 437-439 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Blumenthal, D. J.

B. E. Olsson and D. J. Blumenthal, "All-optical demultiplexing using fiber cross-phase modulation (XPM) and optical filtering," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 875-877 (2001).
[CrossRef]

B. E. Olsson, P. Ohlen, L. Rau, and D. J. Blumenthal, "A simple and robust 40-Gb/s wavelength converter using fiber cross-phase modulation and optical filtering," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 846-848 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bogoni, A.

M. Scaffardi, F. Fresi, G. Meloni, A. Bogoni, L. Poti, N. Calabretta, and M. Guglielmucci, "Ultra-fast 160 : 10 Gbit/s time demultiplexing by four wave mixing in 1 m-long B2O3-based fiber," Opt. Commun. 268, 38-41 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Calabretta, N.

M. Scaffardi, F. Fresi, G. Meloni, A. Bogoni, L. Poti, N. Calabretta, and M. Guglielmucci, "Ultra-fast 160 : 10 Gbit/s time demultiplexing by four wave mixing in 1 m-long B2O3-based fiber," Opt. Commun. 268, 38-41 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Choi, D. Y.

V. G. Ta'eed, N. J. Baker, L. B. Fu, K. Finsterbusch, M. R. E. Lamont, D. J. Moss, H. C. Nguyen, B. J. Eggleton, D. Y. Choi, S. Madden, and B. Luther-Davies, "Ultrafast all-optical chalcogenide glass photonic circuits," Opt. Express 15, 9205-9221 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D. Pelusi, V. G. Ta'eed, M. R. E. Lamont, S. Madden, D. Y. Choi, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, "Ultra-high Nonlinear As2S3 planar waveguide for 160-Gb/s optical time-division demultiplexing by four-wave mixing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1496-1498 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Dutton, Z.

J. S. Sanghera, C. M. Florea, L. B. Shaw, P. Pureza, V. Q. Nguyen, M. Bashkansky, Z. Dutton, and I. D. Aggarwal, "Non-linear properties of chalcogenide glasses and fibers," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 354, 462-467 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H.

T. M. Monro and H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, "Progress in microstructured optical fibers," Annu. Rev. Mater. Res. 36, 467-495 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Eggleton, B. J.

L. B. Fu, M. D. Pelusi, E. C. Magi, V. G. Ta'eed, and B. J. Eggleton, "Broadband all-optical wavelength conversion of 40 Gbit/s signals in nonlinearity enhanced tapered chalcogenide fibre," Electron. Lett. 44, 44-45 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. I. Yeom, E. C. Mägi, M. R. E. Lamont, M. A. F. Roelens, L. B. Fu, and B. J. Eggleton, "Low-threshold supercontinuum generation in highly nonlinear chalcogenide nanowires," Opt. Lett. 33, 660-662 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. C. Mägi, L. B. Fu, H. C. Nguyen, M. R. E. Lamont, D. I. Yeom, and B. J. Eggleton, "Enhanced Kerr nonlinearity in sub-wavelength diameter As2Se3 chalcogenide fiber tapers," Opt. Express 15, 10324-10329 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D. Pelusi, V. G. Ta'eed, M. R. E. Lamont, S. Madden, D. Y. Choi, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, "Ultra-high Nonlinear As2S3 planar waveguide for 160-Gb/s optical time-division demultiplexing by four-wave mixing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1496-1498 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. G. Ta'eed, N. J. Baker, L. B. Fu, K. Finsterbusch, M. R. E. Lamont, D. J. Moss, H. C. Nguyen, B. J. Eggleton, D. Y. Choi, S. Madden, and B. Luther-Davies, "Ultrafast all-optical chalcogenide glass photonic circuits," Opt. Express 15, 9205-9221 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. G. Ta'eed, L. B. Fu, M. Pelusi, M. Rochette, I. C. M. Littler, D. J. Moss, and B. J. Eggleton, "Error free all optical wavelength conversion in highly nonlinear As-Se chalcogenide glass fiber," Opt. Express 14, 10371-10376 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. J. Moss, L. Fu, I. Littler, and B. J. Eggleton, "Ultrafast all-optical modulation via two-photon absorption in silicon-insulator waveguides," Electron. Lett. 41, 320-321 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. G. Ta'eed, M. Shokooh-Saremi, L. B. Fu, D. J. Moss, M. Rochette, I. C. M. Littler, B. J. Eggleton, Y. L. Ruan, and B. Luther-Davies, "Integrated all-optical pulse regenerator in chalcogenide waveguides," Opt. Lett. 30, 2900-2902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. C. Magi, P. Steinvurzel, and B. J. Eggleton, "Tapered photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 12, 776-784 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Finsterbusch, K.

Florea, C. M.

J. S. Sanghera, C. M. Florea, L. B. Shaw, P. Pureza, V. Q. Nguyen, M. Bashkansky, Z. Dutton, and I. D. Aggarwal, "Non-linear properties of chalcogenide glasses and fibers," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 354, 462-467 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Foster, M. A.

R. Salem, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, D. F. Geraghty, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, "Signal regeneration using low-power four-wave mixing on silicon chip," Nat. Photonics 2, 35-38 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, "Nonlinear optics in photonic nanowires," Opt. Express 16, 1300-1320 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fresi, F.

M. Scaffardi, F. Fresi, G. Meloni, A. Bogoni, L. Poti, N. Calabretta, and M. Guglielmucci, "Ultra-fast 160 : 10 Gbit/s time demultiplexing by four wave mixing in 1 m-long B2O3-based fiber," Opt. Commun. 268, 38-41 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Fu, L.

D. J. Moss, L. Fu, I. Littler, and B. J. Eggleton, "Ultrafast all-optical modulation via two-photon absorption in silicon-insulator waveguides," Electron. Lett. 41, 320-321 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fu, L. B.

D. I. Yeom, E. C. Mägi, M. R. E. Lamont, M. A. F. Roelens, L. B. Fu, and B. J. Eggleton, "Low-threshold supercontinuum generation in highly nonlinear chalcogenide nanowires," Opt. Lett. 33, 660-662 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. B. Fu, M. D. Pelusi, E. C. Magi, V. G. Ta'eed, and B. J. Eggleton, "Broadband all-optical wavelength conversion of 40 Gbit/s signals in nonlinearity enhanced tapered chalcogenide fibre," Electron. Lett. 44, 44-45 (2008).
[CrossRef]

E. C. Mägi, L. B. Fu, H. C. Nguyen, M. R. E. Lamont, D. I. Yeom, and B. J. Eggleton, "Enhanced Kerr nonlinearity in sub-wavelength diameter As2Se3 chalcogenide fiber tapers," Opt. Express 15, 10324-10329 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. G. Ta'eed, N. J. Baker, L. B. Fu, K. Finsterbusch, M. R. E. Lamont, D. J. Moss, H. C. Nguyen, B. J. Eggleton, D. Y. Choi, S. Madden, and B. Luther-Davies, "Ultrafast all-optical chalcogenide glass photonic circuits," Opt. Express 15, 9205-9221 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. G. Ta'eed, L. B. Fu, M. Pelusi, M. Rochette, I. C. M. Littler, D. J. Moss, and B. J. Eggleton, "Error free all optical wavelength conversion in highly nonlinear As-Se chalcogenide glass fiber," Opt. Express 14, 10371-10376 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. G. Ta'eed, M. Shokooh-Saremi, L. B. Fu, D. J. Moss, M. Rochette, I. C. M. Littler, B. J. Eggleton, Y. L. Ruan, and B. Luther-Davies, "Integrated all-optical pulse regenerator in chalcogenide waveguides," Opt. Lett. 30, 2900-2902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gaeta, A. L.

R. Salem, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, D. F. Geraghty, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, "Signal regeneration using low-power four-wave mixing on silicon chip," Nat. Photonics 2, 35-38 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, "Nonlinear optics in photonic nanowires," Opt. Express 16, 1300-1320 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gattass, R. R.

R. R. Gattass, G. T. Svacha, L. M. Tong, and E. Mazur, "Supercontinuum generation in submicrometer diameter silica fibers," Opt. Express 14, 9408-9414 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. M. Tong, R. R. Gattass, J. B. Ashcom, S. L. He, J. Y. Lou, M. Y. Shen, I. Maxwell, and E. Mazur, "Subwavelength-diameter silica wires for low-loss optical wave guiding," Nature 426, 816-819 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Geraghty, D. F.

R. Salem, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, D. F. Geraghty, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, "Signal regeneration using low-power four-wave mixing on silicon chip," Nat. Photonics 2, 35-38 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Guglielmucci, M.

M. Scaffardi, F. Fresi, G. Meloni, A. Bogoni, L. Poti, N. Calabretta, and M. Guglielmucci, "Ultra-fast 160 : 10 Gbit/s time demultiplexing by four wave mixing in 1 m-long B2O3-based fiber," Opt. Commun. 268, 38-41 (2006).
[CrossRef]

He, S. L.

L. M. Tong, R. R. Gattass, J. B. Ashcom, S. L. He, J. Y. Lou, M. Y. Shen, I. Maxwell, and E. Mazur, "Subwavelength-diameter silica wires for low-loss optical wave guiding," Nature 426, 816-819 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ibsen, M.

J. H. Lee, Z. Yusoff, W. Belardi, M. Ibsen, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, "A tunable WDM wavelength converter based on cross-phase modulation effects in normal dispersion holey fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 437-439 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Inoue, K.

K. Inoue and H. Toba, "Wavelength conversion experiment using fiber 4-wave-mixing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 69-72 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kamatani, O.

S. Kawanishi, H. Takara, T. Morioka, O. Kamatani, and M. Saruwatari, "200Gbit/s, 100km time-division-multiplexed optical-transmission using supercontinuum pulses with prescaled PLL timing extraction and all-optical demultiplexing," Electron. Lett. 31, 816-817 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kawanishi, S.

S. Kawanishi, H. Takara, T. Morioka, O. Kamatani, and M. Saruwatari, "200Gbit/s, 100km time-division-multiplexed optical-transmission using supercontinuum pulses with prescaled PLL timing extraction and all-optical demultiplexing," Electron. Lett. 31, 816-817 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Lamont, M. R. E.

Lee, J. H.

J. H. Lee, Z. Yusoff, W. Belardi, M. Ibsen, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, "A tunable WDM wavelength converter based on cross-phase modulation effects in normal dispersion holey fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 437-439 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lipson, M.

R. Salem, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, D. F. Geraghty, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, "Signal regeneration using low-power four-wave mixing on silicon chip," Nat. Photonics 2, 35-38 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, "Nonlinear optics in photonic nanowires," Opt. Express 16, 1300-1320 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Littler, I.

D. J. Moss, L. Fu, I. Littler, and B. J. Eggleton, "Ultrafast all-optical modulation via two-photon absorption in silicon-insulator waveguides," Electron. Lett. 41, 320-321 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Littler, I. C. M.

Lou, J. Y.

L. M. Tong, R. R. Gattass, J. B. Ashcom, S. L. He, J. Y. Lou, M. Y. Shen, I. Maxwell, and E. Mazur, "Subwavelength-diameter silica wires for low-loss optical wave guiding," Nature 426, 816-819 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Luther-Davies, B.

Madden, S.

M. D. Pelusi, V. G. Ta'eed, M. R. E. Lamont, S. Madden, D. Y. Choi, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, "Ultra-high Nonlinear As2S3 planar waveguide for 160-Gb/s optical time-division demultiplexing by four-wave mixing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1496-1498 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. G. Ta'eed, N. J. Baker, L. B. Fu, K. Finsterbusch, M. R. E. Lamont, D. J. Moss, H. C. Nguyen, B. J. Eggleton, D. Y. Choi, S. Madden, and B. Luther-Davies, "Ultrafast all-optical chalcogenide glass photonic circuits," Opt. Express 15, 9205-9221 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Magi, E. C.

L. B. Fu, M. D. Pelusi, E. C. Magi, V. G. Ta'eed, and B. J. Eggleton, "Broadband all-optical wavelength conversion of 40 Gbit/s signals in nonlinearity enhanced tapered chalcogenide fibre," Electron. Lett. 44, 44-45 (2008).
[CrossRef]

E. C. Magi, P. Steinvurzel, and B. J. Eggleton, "Tapered photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 12, 776-784 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mägi, E. C.

Maxwell, I.

L. M. Tong, R. R. Gattass, J. B. Ashcom, S. L. He, J. Y. Lou, M. Y. Shen, I. Maxwell, and E. Mazur, "Subwavelength-diameter silica wires for low-loss optical wave guiding," Nature 426, 816-819 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mazur, E.

R. R. Gattass, G. T. Svacha, L. M. Tong, and E. Mazur, "Supercontinuum generation in submicrometer diameter silica fibers," Opt. Express 14, 9408-9414 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. M. Tong, R. R. Gattass, J. B. Ashcom, S. L. He, J. Y. Lou, M. Y. Shen, I. Maxwell, and E. Mazur, "Subwavelength-diameter silica wires for low-loss optical wave guiding," Nature 426, 816-819 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Meloni, G.

M. Scaffardi, F. Fresi, G. Meloni, A. Bogoni, L. Poti, N. Calabretta, and M. Guglielmucci, "Ultra-fast 160 : 10 Gbit/s time demultiplexing by four wave mixing in 1 m-long B2O3-based fiber," Opt. Commun. 268, 38-41 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Monro, T. M.

T. M. Monro and H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, "Progress in microstructured optical fibers," Annu. Rev. Mater. Res. 36, 467-495 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. H. Lee, Z. Yusoff, W. Belardi, M. Ibsen, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, "A tunable WDM wavelength converter based on cross-phase modulation effects in normal dispersion holey fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 437-439 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Morioka, T.

S. Kawanishi, H. Takara, T. Morioka, O. Kamatani, and M. Saruwatari, "200Gbit/s, 100km time-division-multiplexed optical-transmission using supercontinuum pulses with prescaled PLL timing extraction and all-optical demultiplexing," Electron. Lett. 31, 816-817 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Moss, D. J.

Nguyen, H. C.

Nguyen, V. Q.

J. S. Sanghera, C. M. Florea, L. B. Shaw, P. Pureza, V. Q. Nguyen, M. Bashkansky, Z. Dutton, and I. D. Aggarwal, "Non-linear properties of chalcogenide glasses and fibers," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 354, 462-467 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ohlen, P.

B. E. Olsson, P. Ohlen, L. Rau, and D. J. Blumenthal, "A simple and robust 40-Gb/s wavelength converter using fiber cross-phase modulation and optical filtering," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 846-848 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Olsson, B. E.

B. E. Olsson and D. J. Blumenthal, "All-optical demultiplexing using fiber cross-phase modulation (XPM) and optical filtering," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 875-877 (2001).
[CrossRef]

B. E. Olsson, P. Ohlen, L. Rau, and D. J. Blumenthal, "A simple and robust 40-Gb/s wavelength converter using fiber cross-phase modulation and optical filtering," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 846-848 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Pelusi, M.

Pelusi, M. D.

L. B. Fu, M. D. Pelusi, E. C. Magi, V. G. Ta'eed, and B. J. Eggleton, "Broadband all-optical wavelength conversion of 40 Gbit/s signals in nonlinearity enhanced tapered chalcogenide fibre," Electron. Lett. 44, 44-45 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Pelusi, V. G. Ta'eed, M. R. E. Lamont, S. Madden, D. Y. Choi, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, "Ultra-high Nonlinear As2S3 planar waveguide for 160-Gb/s optical time-division demultiplexing by four-wave mixing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1496-1498 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Poti, L.

M. Scaffardi, F. Fresi, G. Meloni, A. Bogoni, L. Poti, N. Calabretta, and M. Guglielmucci, "Ultra-fast 160 : 10 Gbit/s time demultiplexing by four wave mixing in 1 m-long B2O3-based fiber," Opt. Commun. 268, 38-41 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Pureza, P.

J. S. Sanghera, C. M. Florea, L. B. Shaw, P. Pureza, V. Q. Nguyen, M. Bashkansky, Z. Dutton, and I. D. Aggarwal, "Non-linear properties of chalcogenide glasses and fibers," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 354, 462-467 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Rau, L.

B. E. Olsson, P. Ohlen, L. Rau, and D. J. Blumenthal, "A simple and robust 40-Gb/s wavelength converter using fiber cross-phase modulation and optical filtering," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 846-848 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

J. H. Lee, Z. Yusoff, W. Belardi, M. Ibsen, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, "A tunable WDM wavelength converter based on cross-phase modulation effects in normal dispersion holey fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 437-439 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Rochette, M.

Roelens, M. A. F.

Ruan, Y. L.

Salem, R.

R. Salem, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, D. F. Geraghty, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, "Signal regeneration using low-power four-wave mixing on silicon chip," Nat. Photonics 2, 35-38 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sanghera, J. S.

J. S. Sanghera, C. M. Florea, L. B. Shaw, P. Pureza, V. Q. Nguyen, M. Bashkansky, Z. Dutton, and I. D. Aggarwal, "Non-linear properties of chalcogenide glasses and fibers," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 354, 462-467 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Saruwatari, M.

S. Kawanishi, H. Takara, T. Morioka, O. Kamatani, and M. Saruwatari, "200Gbit/s, 100km time-division-multiplexed optical-transmission using supercontinuum pulses with prescaled PLL timing extraction and all-optical demultiplexing," Electron. Lett. 31, 816-817 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Scaffardi, M.

M. Scaffardi, F. Fresi, G. Meloni, A. Bogoni, L. Poti, N. Calabretta, and M. Guglielmucci, "Ultra-fast 160 : 10 Gbit/s time demultiplexing by four wave mixing in 1 m-long B2O3-based fiber," Opt. Commun. 268, 38-41 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Shaw, L. B.

J. S. Sanghera, C. M. Florea, L. B. Shaw, P. Pureza, V. Q. Nguyen, M. Bashkansky, Z. Dutton, and I. D. Aggarwal, "Non-linear properties of chalcogenide glasses and fibers," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 354, 462-467 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Shen, M. Y.

L. M. Tong, R. R. Gattass, J. B. Ashcom, S. L. He, J. Y. Lou, M. Y. Shen, I. Maxwell, and E. Mazur, "Subwavelength-diameter silica wires for low-loss optical wave guiding," Nature 426, 816-819 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shokooh-Saremi, M.

Steinvurzel, P.

Svacha, G. T.

Ta'eed, V. G.

Takara, H.

S. Kawanishi, H. Takara, T. Morioka, O. Kamatani, and M. Saruwatari, "200Gbit/s, 100km time-division-multiplexed optical-transmission using supercontinuum pulses with prescaled PLL timing extraction and all-optical demultiplexing," Electron. Lett. 31, 816-817 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Toba, H.

K. Inoue and H. Toba, "Wavelength conversion experiment using fiber 4-wave-mixing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 69-72 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Tong, L. M.

R. R. Gattass, G. T. Svacha, L. M. Tong, and E. Mazur, "Supercontinuum generation in submicrometer diameter silica fibers," Opt. Express 14, 9408-9414 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. M. Tong, R. R. Gattass, J. B. Ashcom, S. L. He, J. Y. Lou, M. Y. Shen, I. Maxwell, and E. Mazur, "Subwavelength-diameter silica wires for low-loss optical wave guiding," Nature 426, 816-819 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Turner, A. C.

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, "Nonlinear optics in photonic nanowires," Opt. Express 16, 1300-1320 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Salem, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, D. F. Geraghty, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, "Signal regeneration using low-power four-wave mixing on silicon chip," Nat. Photonics 2, 35-38 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yeom, D. I.

Yusoff, Z.

J. H. Lee, Z. Yusoff, W. Belardi, M. Ibsen, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, "A tunable WDM wavelength converter based on cross-phase modulation effects in normal dispersion holey fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 437-439 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Annu. Rev. Mater. Res.

T. M. Monro and H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, "Progress in microstructured optical fibers," Annu. Rev. Mater. Res. 36, 467-495 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

L. B. Fu, M. D. Pelusi, E. C. Magi, V. G. Ta'eed, and B. J. Eggleton, "Broadband all-optical wavelength conversion of 40 Gbit/s signals in nonlinearity enhanced tapered chalcogenide fibre," Electron. Lett. 44, 44-45 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Moss, L. Fu, I. Littler, and B. J. Eggleton, "Ultrafast all-optical modulation via two-photon absorption in silicon-insulator waveguides," Electron. Lett. 41, 320-321 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. Kawanishi, H. Takara, T. Morioka, O. Kamatani, and M. Saruwatari, "200Gbit/s, 100km time-division-multiplexed optical-transmission using supercontinuum pulses with prescaled PLL timing extraction and all-optical demultiplexing," Electron. Lett. 31, 816-817 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

B. E. Olsson and D. J. Blumenthal, "All-optical demultiplexing using fiber cross-phase modulation (XPM) and optical filtering," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 875-877 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Pelusi, V. G. Ta'eed, M. R. E. Lamont, S. Madden, D. Y. Choi, B. Luther-Davies, and B. J. Eggleton, "Ultra-high Nonlinear As2S3 planar waveguide for 160-Gb/s optical time-division demultiplexing by four-wave mixing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1496-1498 (2007).
[CrossRef]

K. Inoue and H. Toba, "Wavelength conversion experiment using fiber 4-wave-mixing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 69-72 (1992).
[CrossRef]

B. E. Olsson, P. Ohlen, L. Rau, and D. J. Blumenthal, "A simple and robust 40-Gb/s wavelength converter using fiber cross-phase modulation and optical filtering," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 846-848 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. H. Lee, Z. Yusoff, W. Belardi, M. Ibsen, T. M. Monro, and D. J. Richardson, "A tunable WDM wavelength converter based on cross-phase modulation effects in normal dispersion holey fiber," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 437-439 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Non-Cryst. Solids

J. S. Sanghera, C. M. Florea, L. B. Shaw, P. Pureza, V. Q. Nguyen, M. Bashkansky, Z. Dutton, and I. D. Aggarwal, "Non-linear properties of chalcogenide glasses and fibers," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 354, 462-467 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics

R. Salem, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, D. F. Geraghty, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, "Signal regeneration using low-power four-wave mixing on silicon chip," Nat. Photonics 2, 35-38 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nature

L. M. Tong, R. R. Gattass, J. B. Ashcom, S. L. He, J. Y. Lou, M. Y. Shen, I. Maxwell, and E. Mazur, "Subwavelength-diameter silica wires for low-loss optical wave guiding," Nature 426, 816-819 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun.

M. Scaffardi, F. Fresi, G. Meloni, A. Bogoni, L. Poti, N. Calabretta, and M. Guglielmucci, "Ultra-fast 160 : 10 Gbit/s time demultiplexing by four wave mixing in 1 m-long B2O3-based fiber," Opt. Commun. 268, 38-41 (2006).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Principle of all-optical time-division demultiplexing an optical signal to obtain a lower bit rate tributary by four wave mixing with a pump pulse train of sub-harmonic repetition

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

FEM calculations of a) total dispersion (at 1550 nm) and b) effective mode area, Aeff, and nonlinearity coefficient, γ, versus As2S3 glass fiber waist diameter.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Schematic of As2S3 chalcogenide glass based fiber photonic “wire”, with 1.9 μm outer diameter and 5cm in length. The central image is an SEM picture of the photonic wire.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a) Output optical spectrum showing generation of 10 Gb/s idler at 1540 nm via FWM between 10 GHz pump and 160 Gb/s signal. (inset) 10 Gb/s signal eye diagram of idler after optical filtering, measured using a 65 GHz bandwidth detector and electrical sampling scope. (b) Optical sampling scope measurements of (top) 160 Gb/s signal at input and (lower) output of the taper showing recovery of 10 Gb/s tributary after optical filtering.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Experimental set-up for optical time-division demultiplexing a 160 Gb/s signal to 10 Gb/s via FWM in a As2S3 photonic wire.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Conversion efficiency from signal to idler wavelengths via FWM in a lossless 5 cm length waveguide (Eq. [2]) using data from Fig. 2 for γ and β2 at the pump wavelength, for a 10 nm pump and signal wavelength separation and different pump powers of 0.45 W (solid curve), 2 W (dashed curve) and 4 W (dotted curve)

Equations (3)

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L coh = 2 π k 2 π Δ β 2 π β 2 · Ω s 2
G c = ( γ · P p g ) 2 · sin 2 ( g · L )
g 2 = Δ β ( Δ β 4 + γ P p )

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